Board Chair
Albert G. Edwards
Founder and Managing Director
CERM

Albert G. Edwards is the Founder and Managing Director of Corporate Environmental Risk Management, LLC (CERM), a regional engineering, environmental and program management firm. As Managing Director, Mr. Edwards’ responsibilities include chairing CERM’s Management Committee, and providing day-to-day leadership and strategic direction to the firm’s business management, project delivery and client management functions. Mr. Edwards’ has more than 25 years of experience in the environmental and engineering industry assisting organizations in managing environmental, engineering, infrastructure and capital projects throughout the U.S.

Albert G. Edwards

Immediate Past Chair
Tiffany Callaway Ferrell.
General Manager of Shared Services
Georgia Power Company

Tiffany Callaway Ferrell was named General Manager of Shared Services, Georgia Power Company, in August of 2017. She is responsible for leading several statewide organizations under the shared services umbrella, including Cable Locating, Geographical Solutions and Services, Land Engineering, Metering Services, and the Repair Shop.

Tiffany Callaway Ferrell

Secretary
Shawn M. Graham, CPA
Chief Financial Officer, Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority

Shawn M. Graham is the Chief Financial Officer for the National Black MBA Association, Inc. She brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership in her 30 years of experience leading global and national corporations’ financial direction in various industries.
 
 

Shawn M. Graham

Treasurer
Michael Smith
Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young, LLP

Michael has served several clients throughout his career, providing assurance services related to the following: public and private equity and debt offerings, SEC reporting matters and the implementation and ongoing evaluation of internal controls under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Additionally, Michael has gained extensive knowledge in the areas of business combinations, calculations for allowance for doubtful accounts estimates, evaluation of investments and related disclosures, and accounting for self-insurance reserves.

Michael Smith

 

Leona Barr-Davenport
President & CEO, Atlanta Business League

Leona Barr-Davenport is President & CEO of the Atlanta Business League (ABL), Atlanta's oldest minority business development and advocacy organization. As President, she works with the board of directors to provide increased access to business opportunities for minorities with specific emphasis on the development of businesses owned or operated by
African-Americans.

 

Leona Barr-Davenport

 

ABL Partners for Corporate Growth

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